Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-25-ABUSE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC)
“NAPSAC is an organization dedicated to ending the sexual abuse of children through awareness, education, and the advocacy of children’s rights through legal reform.”
368 Jackson Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
“APSAC is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and their families affected by abuse and violence. APSAC tries to fulfill this mission in a number of ways, most notably through providing education and other sources of information to professionals who work in the child maltreatment and related fields.”
407 South Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60605
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
“NCMEC’s mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.”
Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Prevent Child Abuse America
“Since 1972, CCAA has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved on the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement protection efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals like you, we’re valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.”
332 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60604-4357
Child Help USA
“Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach.”
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 1182
Washington, D.C. 20013
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
100 North 16th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 753-4117
Fax: (217) 753-8229
The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) is a not-for-profit corporation of 33 community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence. Each center provides 24-hour crisis intervention services, counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and their significant others. Each center presents prevention education programs in Illinois communities.
Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)
“We are SNAP, the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the nation’s largest, oldest, and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, and others). We are an independent and confidential organization with no connections with the church or church officials. We are also a non-profit, certified 501 (c) (3) organization. And we are here to help.”
Part of the mission of Suvivors Voice is to “build public awareness of the plague of childhood sexual abuse, which as occurred and is still occurring, not just in the Catholic Church, but in other institutions and homes, all over the world.”
This website aims to facilitate the accountability of the United States bishops under civil, criminal, and canon law. It offers an expansive collection of newspaper articles, legal documents and other sources of information relating to clergy child sexual abuse and other related topics. It allows you to search by priest, bishop, or diocese and its connected Abuse Tracker posts new articles on a daily basis from across the nation and beyond.
One in Four (London) was established by Colm O’Gorman in London, UK in 1999. The organisation became a registered charity in July 2000 and currently operates nationally in the UK from its London offices. It provides support and resources to women and men who have experienced sexual abuse.
“This website is the result of years of research and provides an opportunity for serious discussion of problems highlighten by the sexual abuse and betrayal of minors at the hands of trusted clergy. It is frequently updated with information, commentary, and an invitiation to dialogue about human sexuality and the Roman Catholic Church.”
“The Roman Catholic Faithful” (RCF) is simply what our name states: we are catholics who are faithful to the teachings of the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. Some of our members are priests, others are religious, but most are ordinary laity. Our diverse membership has a common goal – to fight actively and spiritually to restore Holy Mother Church.”
Voice of the Faithful
Keep the Faith; Change the Church
It Happened to Alexa Foundation
The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars. Established in 2003, the foundation assists rape vicitms’ families with travel expenses during the litigation process and is the only organization of its kind in the United States.
125 South First St.
Lewiston, NY 14092
City of Angeles Blog
Survivor Kay Ebeling chronicles cases of clergy abuse with timely articles, commentary, and a bit of necessary humor.
National Survivor Advocates Coalition
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
8400 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
A web site launched by the family of Eric Zapala as a tribute to his life with his letters to family members as well as documents of his legal case. Like so many others, Eric was abused by a priest as a youngster.
Crusade Against Clergy Abuse
Another web site launched as a tribute, this time of two young men – Dan O’Connell and James Ellison – who were gunned down by a pedophile priest.
Patrick J. Wall
Patrick J. Wall spent 18 years as a Benedictine monk and Catholic priest. He has been married for 35 years with one son. He has practiced psychotherapy, lectured in medical schools and taught at major seminaries and colleges. He currently researches and authors books on sexual and celibate practices of Roman Catholic priests and bishops and the sexual abuses of minors. He blog offers information on all of these subjects.
Darkness 2 Light
The mission of Darkness 2 Light is to diminish the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse, so that more children will grow up healthy and whole.
Spiritual Healing and Recovery for Childhood Abuse
8174 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Justice for Gilbert
To present to the public all the known facts surrounding the final days and subsequent death of 8 year old Gilbert Bonneau; To provide a haven where survivors of institutional abuse may come together in order that they may find understanding, validation, acceptance, comfort and healing within the safety net of other survivors who have endured similar experiences.
Church Security Info
This website explores the financial abuses and lack of accountability with church collections with suggestions for increased accountability.
Stop Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Today (SMART)
The purpose of S.M.A.R.T. is to help stop ritual abuse and to help those who have been ritually abused. We work toward this goal by disseminating information on the possible connections between secretive organizations, ritual abuse, and mind control, by encouraging healing from the extensive damage done by ritual abuse and mind control, and by encouraging survivors to network.
National Catholic Reporter
September 1, 2009 Initiative
“September 1 is the most appropriate response to the global clergy abuse crisis; an initiative put forward by victims of clergy abuse across the world despite the refusal of Catholic clergy to involve themselves in its development or in discussions when followers and clergy from the Jewish community and other Christian faiths offer their support for this religion neutral initiative.”
The September 1 initiative aim is to bring to the world a definitive solution to the global clergy abuse crisis and can be found online at http://www.september12009.com/
The Rick Ross Institute of New Jersey
“An Internet archive of information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. The Rick A. Ross Institute of New Jersey (RI) is a nonprofit public resource with a vast archive that contains thousands of individual documents. RI on-line files include news stories, research papers, reports, court documents, book excerpts, personal testimonies and hundreds of links to additional relevant resources. This Internet archive is well-organized for easy access and reference.”
Solace of Souls
Good Tidings was founded in 1983 to give support to women and priests who were involved in romantic relationships.
Since its inception some 1,500 persons have contacted us. Some of them merely request information; many more share that they are involved in a clandestine relationship. Most who contact Good Tidings are Roman Catholic. The mandatory nature of celibacy for the Roman Catholic priesthood is an essential element of this issue. This aspect is addressed by several ministries and Church reform groups.
The conflict is not usually one of Faith. We encourage a spiritual resolution to their problem, as well as a psychological and emotional one. Sometimes we feel it necessary to encourage a victimized woman to seek legal redress (for child support, for example) when justice is not possible within her Church.
Tim Fischer’s Blog
My name is Tim Fischer. I was raped by a Catholic priest when I was 11. His name was Fr. Norman H Christian. The Blog holds my story. (It’s best start Here and work your way forward.) My wife Kim has started filming me, as I revisit many of the places where this took place. This site will keep track of my progress. My Vlog (video log) has some clips.
Michael Baumann’s Blog
The purpose of this blog is to foster a conversation between the victims of sexual abuse, their families, friends and supporters of real reform in the Catholic church. I would like to use this as a forum to help people come to terms with what has happened and come forward, if they desire to do so.
Good Tidings was founded in 1983 to give support to women and priests who were involved in romantic relationships. Since its inception some 1,500 persons have contacted us. Some of them merely request information; many more share that they are involved in a clandestine relationship. Most who contact Good Tidings are Roman Catholic. The mandatory nature of celibacy for the Roman Catholic priesthood is an essential element of this issue. This aspect is addressed by several ministries and Church reform groups. The conflict is not usually one of Faith. We encourage a spiritual resolution to their problem, as well as a psychological and emotional one. Sometimes we feel it necessary to encourage a victimized woman to seek legal redress (for child support, for example) when justice is not possible within her Church.
Leon J. Podles
Dr. Leon Podles is the author of two books including Sacrilege, an in-depth look at sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. His writing has also appeared in numerous publications.
Kenneth F. Joe, Sr.
Kenneth F. Joe, Sr. is an author, a professional child welfare advocate and a survivor of clergy sexual abuse. His book, From Abused to Protector, is available through Amazon.com as well as through his website linked below. He is also available for speaking engagements and personal outreach and advocacy. His telephone number is 1-770-206-8230.
Healing and Spirituality
Healing and Spirituality is a blog where I reflect on the joys and challenges of my life after dealing with clergy abuse. In it, I write about my own learning, share interviews with fellow advocates for healing and spiritual vitality, and address occasional societal issues. It is also a place for you to share what’s working-or not working-in your own healing and spiritual journey. Learning together, we can more effectively be the change we wish to see in the world.
Hidden From History
Telling the Untold Story of the Genocide of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Native Survivors’ Testimonies of Crimes Against Humanity in Residential Schools.
Welcome to my Yola website. I have been married for 44years, a mother of four children, three girls and a boy. A grandmother to four grand children, three boys and one girl. A bird lover and also an animal lover and I am a fighter for human rights and justice for all people.
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